ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 1, 2015) - First GREEN Bank, a local bank with a global mission, today announces its recognition to American Banker's Best Banks to Work For list. The annual ranking consists of banks that win high marks from employees for providing a positive work environment, top-notch benefits and ample career-advancement opportunities. First GREEN Bank was recognized on the list for its benefits and initiatives that promote and encourage employees to live out the bank's social and environmental mission.

"Our team is comprised of hardworking individuals who are dedicated to bettering the Central Florida community. We make it a priority to reward our employees with unique perks that improve their health, happiness and overall quality of life, in addition to making a positive impact on the environment," said Ken LaRoe, CEO and founder of First GREEN Bank. "It's an honor to be recognized for something we believe in so strongly, and we will continue making First GREEN Bank a place where people enjoy coming into work."

First GREEN Bank employees are incentivized to live healthy and sustainable lifestyles. They are given scholarships to attain LEED Green Associate and Accredited Professional Certification and are awarded $1,000 annual raises for successfully attaining such certifications. Other unique benefits include cash incentives for hybrid vehicle purchases, an on-site personal trainer and gym at the Mt. Dora headquarters and free employee Fitbits.

Recently, the bank implemented several new unique initiatives to ensure its hard-working employees are able to adequately provide for themselves and their families. The bank's Living Wage Program began last year, ensuring all employees earn a minimum $30,000 yearly salary or the hourly equivalent without a salary cap -- 50 percent more than the required wage in Florida. The bank also put the Parental Leave Policy into place, giving both mothers and fathers additional flexibility and time to bond with their newborns, adjust to their new family situation and balance professional careers. 

About First GREEN Bank

First GREEN Bank, which opened in February 2009, was organized by experienced banking executives and business leaders in Central Florida, and was designed to be the first bank of its kind to promote positive environmental and social responsibility while providing for increased profits for investors and clients. First GREEN Bank leads by example, promoting environmentally responsible behavior through its own business and employees, and by offering lower interest rates for commercial projects that meet green building certifications defined by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

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Sydney Hirst
Uproar PR for First GREEN Bank
321-236-0102 x 233